PERFECT LEGS, GLUTES & ABS: Michele Olson, PhD - NEW DVD
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This DVD is worth buying because Ms. Olson is really on to something, whether it's the exercises and/or the sequencing this is working. The abdominal exercises are tough and also get the job done. I highly recommend this DVD because you really have nothing to lose by trying it but big, jiggly fat!!!!
Dr. Olson is a professor and writes numerous articles on exercise. Excellent...!!!
The dvd has 2 leg/glute workouts, and 2 ab workouts (called Mega and Master routines). Though I'm in reasonably good shape, I found all the workouts challenging - especially the leg routines.
The leg workouts are standing leg routines (no floor work), last about 20 minutes and involve creative squats, plies, leg lifts and lunges, often alternating fast with slow moves. The only equipment needed is a chair, and light & medium weights. The ab workouts last about 5 minutes and involve creative crunches and leg lifts (no planks). The set design is nice and bright and Dr. Olson's cuing is great.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I found the Mega leg routine to be oh-so-boring, with endless squats & lunges set to repetitive music. I had to stop after about 12 minutes as I'd had enough (I still got an awesome workout however)
I haven't used the dvd enough yet to see results, but from the way I feel after each workout, I'm confident I will!
There are 2 separate 30 minute sessions [and I enjoy doing one right after the other for a good hour of leg training, 3-4 times per week]. The first workout, "Mega Moves" will really get your heart rate up and your legs burning. You'll do a series of [many!] squats and lunges, with and without weights. I work up quite a sweat by the end of this one - it's a great cardio workout. The second workout, "Master Moves" is a little less on the cardio and has you work more on your stabilizing muscles by having you do more balance work. The two combined provide a great and challenging workout for the entire body.
I have to say, most trainers out there have a group of people behind them doing the moves so that they can stop to talk while not doing the whole workout, so I was impressed that Michele Olson is by herself and is able to talk the entire time without really looking out of breath despite all the hard work!
In addition to the awesome leg workouts, the ab routines are up there with the tougher ones I have done. Definitely not for the beginner, as even I have a hard time doing every move for the entire duration!
Overall, this is the most challenging leg and ab workout combination I have come across.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This DVD is simple, but works the right muscles. You will notice them the next day, without a doubt. Not a flashy production, but gets the job done. Worth buying. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sharon Counsell
This workout is more difficult than you think. It's produced simply not cheaply. Not a lot of frills. I usually do body pump but the reps in this workout are intense. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Holly Brody
This dvd gets results. I've been working out consistently using this dvd. Within a month of working out 4 days a week, I've already noticed a difference in my legs and hips. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rhonda Howard
I know Dr Olson personally. She is a fitness instructor besides being a PHD. She teaches 3x a week classes that replicate this, kettlebell, zip ball and her new Viper training. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. E. Anderson
it works really good .... the first day I was sore the second day I couldnt walkPublished on August 4, 2014 by Sandy
Straight forward instructions. Not for the beginner!
When you complete the different sections (even ONE at a time) you will feel a difference immediately. Read more
I found this dvd very monotonous which is bad for 2 reasons: First - it's boring. I couldn't imagine wanting to perform this more than 3 times in a month. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by bagelface
Wow, this is a workout you will feel. I have done the whole thing several times, its hard. Sometimes I break it into two parts, still hard. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by workoutnut